"Ubon - A Good Base to See Many Things in Pak Isan" Top 5 Page for this destination Ubon Ratchathani by AlbuqRay

Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 194 photos

Hire a Good Driver

There are many things to see in the Ubon Ratchathani area (called "Ubon" for short). The sights include Sapue Rapids, Kaeng Tana (what's left), Khong Chiam, Sao Chaliang, Pha Taem, Chong Mek, and Sirindhorn Dam in Thailand. There is also Preah Vihear in Cambodia. I have separate pages for Preah Vihear (a must see) and Pha Taem.

I shall put quite a bit of information on Kaeng Tana (tips and travelogue) here, since it may no longer exist. According to an internet article, it was blasted away in Jul 04 by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. What a shame. It was a beautiful place. These pictures from Apr 04 may be some of the last ones.

To see all of these places near Ubon, you probably need to hire a driver. We hired Mr. Piboon through the Hotel Laithong. I highly recommend Mr. Piboon. He knows the Ubon area well, is punctual, and is an excellent driver. If you book him through the hotel, it is 1500 baht per day plus gasoline (500 baht). However, he told us if you call him directly (09-2814094), it is only 1200 baht plus gasoline.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good location for side trips and nice hotels
  • Cons:Mainly just another big city
  • In a nutshell:Start here but go elsewhere
  • Last visit to Ubon Ratchathani: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 16, 2014
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  • namiewa's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 10:49 AM

    nice place to walk around at that rocks..like not wearing sleeper and you feel the heat of the rock as i can see its sunny day!..thanks for sharing it..

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2005 at 1:26 PM

    Lovely page !!! I would love to visit Ubon again ...

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2005 at 6:48 PM

    looks interesting. Back for a more in-depth look at your travelogues soon! : )

  • Feb 11, 2005 at 5:35 PM

    This is very near the 2 colored river

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 4:29 PM

    a most interesting page about a region in Thailand I have not seen yet. What a shame that they ruin Mother Nature by blastings for a dam; in the name of "progress" they produce a step back for environment and thus our future;

  • jrs1234's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 5:08 AM

    Interesting page - cheers!

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2004 at 8:02 PM

    Lovely Rock Mushrooms pics,and your transport details will be helpful.:))


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